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Month: August 2015

Happy Bank Holiday!

What’s that? A long weekend, you say? Excellent. At the end of a busy summer, there’s only one way enjoy a Bank Holiday Monday . . . Still not clear?  OK, then, to hell with […]

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When and when not to use your flash

Learning how to control is your flash is an important step in learning to create photos that mean something to you. Even in auto mode(s) you can almost always find a way to override the […]

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Related Categories: Photography

Win a signed copy of Tailchaiser’s Song by Tad Williams!

All you have to do to enter is answer one ridiculously easy question and sign up to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time via a link in any email we send you […]

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Read and recommended by Good Housekeeping…

We’re delighted that Good Housekeeping’s army of readers have been enjoying some of our recent Bookends titles – these brilliant books have all been read and recommended by the Reader Review panel. How many have […]

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On This Day: Jack Vance

On this day, ninety-nine years ago, John Holbrook ‘Jack’ Vance was born in San Francisco, California. Winner of three Hugos, a Nebula and a World Fantasy Award, he was given the World Fantasy Award for […]

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Context and motion in your photos

The subject’s relation to its surroundings changes depending on the use of motion, stillness, and props, and becomes the foundation upon which the artist makes a statement with her or his final work. Different choices […]

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Why I love Mass Effect

Why you should be playing this incredible piece of storytelling.

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Read a free extract from MY EVERYTHING by Katie Marsh

On the day Hannah is finally going to tell her husband she’s leaving him, he has a stroke… and life changes in an instant. Tom’s only 32. Now he can’t walk or cut up his […]

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On This Day: Mariner 2 Was Launched

On this day, in 1962, Mariner 2 was launched by NASA.  In December of the same year it flew past Venus, becoming the first space probe to make a successful fly-by encounter with another planet. […]

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The Playfair Blog – 25 August 2015

Runaway leaders Yorkshire travelled to Hove, but found the weather had the ultimate say in the outcome after the final day’s play was abandoned. The visitors chose to bat and, with England’s middle order showing […]

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Related Categories: Ian's Blog

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